HORTUS Nailworks (formerly Lushlife) has long been a favorite sanctuary of mine. No matter what life throws at me, I always feel like I can escape into the plant filled, sunny space for an hour of organic pampering and emerge refreshed. Where else can you get a toxin-free manicure, sugared hair removal (a more sanitary and civilized, eco friendly alternative to waxing!) and a moment to yourself? It’s like a tiny Eden right in the middle of manic Manhattan.
Take a tour of this special spot with me, and see just why I love it so much.
Video shot and edited by Betsi Ewing
Wardrobe by Maje
Thinking about a warm weather holiday? I recently took a walk on the wild side of Saint Lucia for a trip that was equal parts eco-friendly and super lux. Check out my video highlights, and a guide to a sustainably decadent way to spend a week this winter...
Magic can appear in many forms. Last summer, in a magical pocket of Big Sur called Esalen, I happened to meet the artist and cofounder of In Pursuit of Magic, Betty Kay Kendrick. What started as a passion project has since become a worldwide phenom, sprinkling good vibes and connecting communities across the globe. Here, Betty Kay spills on the magic that led her down this artist's path, and what it means to follow the signs of the universe.
Visions of Rome in your future? Don't waste your time or calories on crappy gelato. Check out my highlights from the Italian capital, from the healthy to the traditional - and you'll be eating like a local on your next visit.
If you're still dreaming of la dolce vida after reading my post earlier this week, prepare to be fully charmed when you watch the VIDEO! Brunello speaks about his commitment to quality of life, and how he runs his multimillion dollar business sustainably, and with heart.
Watch this behind the scenes look at my 5 issue collab with Bon Appetit magazine, and see where I shop and find inspiration in and around New York City!
If you've been following Natty Style for a while, you know how much this girl loves to travel. As I continue my quest for a life well lived through mindful practices and conscious consumption - expect to see more of my global (and local!) inspiration through video.
Who says you need booze to get a buzz? This easy to make, alcohol-free tonic is packed with superfoods like ginger, holy basil and turmeric - plus a secret ingredient that gives it an extra special kick ... All natural euphoria? Yes please.
As the year rounds down to a close, things can get as overwhelming as they are fun. This year, Christmas was on a full moon, making emotions run even higher. If you find yourself anxious now, or anytime of year, this simple practice is a great way to get grounded.
There are so many reasons to be grateful at this time of year and always. Watch and learn how bringing awareness to your blessings can bring positivity to your life.
If you're a human being living on planet earth, chances are that you know what stress feels like. Luckily, one answer to all of the above is something that we humans also innately share: our breath. Simpler even than meditating, this routine can be done anywhere, and barely takes a minute. Literally.